开始时间: 09/14/2015 持续时间: 5 weeks
Social entrepreneurs and social innovators are tackling and diminishing many of the world's problems. They achieve significant positive social impact through the creative and aggressive mobilization of people and other resources.
In Africa, a social entrepreneur built an enterprise which delivers 70 million daily protein servings into the region at significantly lower cost and at higher quality than before. In India, rice husks are being burned to generate power enabling families to live, read, and learn after the sun goes down. In Latin America makeshift informal housing is being converted from fire-trap shanties into safe, concrete-based homes.
This course will cover a select set of topics associated with social innovation and entrepreneurship whether nonprofit or for-profit. Students will be able to choose their level of engagement by selecting either the open track, or the signature track. Students in the open track will master a set of strategy and planning tools essential for social innovation success. Students in the signature track will work throughout the term on a plan for an organization that they wish to create and will receive feedback from the course team.
By taking this course you will share in our combined 45 years
of social entrepreneurship experience, and you will learn how to:
Week One: What is Social Entrepreneurship? What is Social Innovation?
Week Two: Solution Design
Week Three: Competitive Analysis and Concept Testing
Week Four: Performance Measurement
Week Five: Organization Form and Pilot
Week Six: Establishing Checkpoints, Building for Scale, and Pitching